Thinking about becoming Catholic?
Do you wonder what's involved in joining the Catholic Church? Are you a member of another religion and want to know what it is that Catholics believe? Is your spouse or friend a faithful Catholic whose way of life and peace of mind impress you? Want that same sense of fulfillment? Are you a Catholic who has never received the sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation?
Let us address these questions (and more) for you as participate in our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process here at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. It is for adults who have not been baptized, have no religious background, or of another religion, who are looking to find out more about the Catholic Church.
|DATE||SESSION FOCUS||ANSWER BIBLE||CATHOLIC CATECHISM|
|Jan 20, 2019||Sacrament of Marriage||K-2, K-3||Chap.21-The Sacrament of Marriage|
|Jan 27, 2019||Sacred Scripture||G-1,N-1,N-2,P-2,
|Chap. 3-Proclaim the Gospel to Every Nation|
|Feb. 3, 2019||Christian Call to Prophecy||M-3,Q-2,U-3,S-4,
|Chap. 11-The Four Marks of the Church|
|Feb. 10, 2019||Tradition||B-2,C-2,F-1,F-3,
|Chap. 22-Sacramentals and Popular Devotions|
|Feb. 17, 2019||Our Vocation to Beatitude||B-3, L-2||Chap. 23-Life in Christ: Part One|
|Feb. 24, 2019||Love of Enemies||J-3||Chap 24-Life in Christ: Part Two|
|Mar. 3, 2019||Principles of Catholic Morality||I-3, N-3||*supplemental readings-Lent*|
|Mar. 10, 2019||Divine Election-*Sacraments Handout||
|Chap. 14-The Celebration of the Paschal Mystery of Christ|
|Mar. 17, 2019||Contemplative Prayer-*Overview of Scrutinies||
|Chap. 35-God Calls Us to Pray Exorcisms-pgs. 297-298|
|Mar. 23, 2019||**Scrutiny #1-The Woman at the Well||
No Catechesis this Week
|Mar. 31, 2019||**Scrutiny #2-The Man Born Blind||
|Chap. 16-Confirmation: Consecrated for a Mission|
|April 7, 2019||**Scrutiny #3-The Raising of Lazarus||
|Chap.8- The Saving Death and Resurrection of Christ|
|Apr. 14, 2019||The Meaning of Suffering||
|Chap. 17-The Eucharist: Source and Summit of Christian Life|
|Apr. 20, 2019||Morning: Retreat||
Evening:Mass/Reception of Sacraments
|Apr. 21, 2019||Easter||
* The Catechesis sessions are open to all interested adults of the parish-not just those individuals going through the RCIA process.
Contact Ann Mulvaney at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Michael Smith in the office (910) 488-1797 for more information about this year's process of faith-exploration!
We also invite individuals to be sponsors for those going through the RCIA process. The role of the sponsor involves modeling what it means to be a Catholic Christian at a close, personal level to candidates. Being a sponsor is a wonderful, grace-filled experience. Click the following link for more information about being a sponsor. RCIA Sponsor Brochure